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!Read E-pub Ê Sea of Dangers: Captain Cook and His Rivals in the South Pacific À Intwo ships set out independently in search of a missing continent a French merchant ship, the St Jean Baptiste, commanded by Jean de Surville, and a small British naval vessel, the Endeavour, commanded by Captain James Cook That Christmas, in New Zealand waters, the two captains were almost within sight of each other, though neither knew of the other s existence This is the stirring tale of these rival ships and the men who sailed in them Cook s first long voyage was one of the most remarkable in recorded history He not only sailed around the world, following the most difficult route any navigator had ever attempted he also changed the maps of the world In heavy seas he made a thorough search for the missing continent believed to lie somewhere between New Zealand and South America than had ever been made He was the first to explore most of the New Zealand coast and a vast stretch of the east coast of Australia, and the first to explore the longest reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef In Jakarta and Cape Town, and in the seas between them, Cook lost a third of his crew to tropical illnesses, after earlier saving them from scurvy The ship in which he circled the world was not much larger in area than a tennis court Along with the de Surville vessel, the sea was an arena of international rivalry, for during his voyage Cook encountered Dutch, Spanish, French, and Portuguese competitors and suspicions Geoffrey Blainey brings his marvelous storytelling powers to bear on this fascinating and important adventure, drawing us brilliantly into the lives of the major figures T.S. 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Just as Great book about Captain Cook s 1768 71 voyage to the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Australia There was actually a French expedition that covered much of the same region at the same time, even passing within less than 50 miles of each other, but neither Cook nor the French captain, Jean de Surville, had any knowledge of the other ship Blainey is a good storyteller who does a fine job putting both expeditions into context, comparing their accomplishments and shortcomings There are a few gram Great book about Captain Cook s 1768 71 voyage to the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Australia There was actually a French expedition that covered much of the same region at the same time, even passing within less than 50 miles of each other, but neither Cook nor the French captain, Jean de Surville, had any knowledge of the other ship Blainey is a good storyteller who does a fine job putting both expeditions into context, comparing their accomplishments and shortcomings There are a few grammatical problems missed commas, etc , and I didn t care for how the footnotes were structured, but they don t detract from the narrative Overall, this is an excellent book, highly recommended for those interested in Cook or the Age of Discovery When one has read the original sources already there is little new material here But as an introduction to South Pacific Exploration it has merit in that it is very readable, despite the number of times Blainey repeats himself about how the two navigators were briefly close to each other To his credit, he does question the long held belief that Cook was somehow the master of preventing scurvy, when in fact he only failed to mention it in his log when it started to occur The Endeavour carrie When one has read the original sources already there is little new material here But as an introduction to South Pacific Exploration it has merit in that it is very readable, despite the number of times Blainey repeats himself about how the two navigators were briefly close to each other To his credit, he does question the long held belief that Cook was somehow the master of preventing scurvy, when in fact he only failed to mention it in his log when it started to occur The Endeavour carried little of scientific worth in the battle against vitamin C deficiency and Cook s published success in keeping it under control was almost entirely due to his having access to fresh fruit and vegetables at Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia Compare this with Carteret s voyage from Masafuera to the Solomons two years earlier the width of the South Pacific without any land based refreshments, where scurvy did not occur until over 6000 miles had been traversed Geoffrey Blainey is a respected historian and this book deserves a place on many bookshelves as a refreshing revision of the standard works